The Passionist priests at this retreat center and the Dominican sisters who assisted were very welcoming and provided an incredibly loving family environment. Their "signature" was to begin all talks with jokes... and each tried to outdo the other. Our topic was forgiveness. Forgiveness of others, forgiving yourself and forgiveness from God. I enjoyed the discussions, the quiet time to pray, the fellowship, the rest and the three fabulous meals per day. This was heaven for me and I hope to do it again next year.
The retreat grounds were beautiful. Morning and evening prayers were said in the chapel and I was able to receive the sacrament of reconcilliation... which I happily reported to Emily when I got home!